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Texting while Driving Impairs Sixth Sense
Texting while Driving Impairs Sixth Sense
Texting behind the wheel has been shown to impact the manual, visual, and cognitive functions of a driver. Now, a new study theorizes that this distraction could also impair a driver's so-called sixth sense; their ability to quickly adapt when facing challenging driving scenarios. A driver's brain is able to...
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Wrong Way Accident on I-10 Causes Three Deaths
Wrong Way Accident on I-10 Causes Three Deaths
Three people were fatally injured in a head-on, wrong way crash on Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Friday, June 17. According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), two women and one man died during the accident while another person was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Just before...
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Increased Speed Limits Causing More Fatal Crashes
Increased Speed Limits Causing More Fatal Crashes
In a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), rising speed limits have been tied to 33,000 deaths during the last twenty years. An additional 1,900 fatalities occurred in 2013 alone, cancelling out the amount of lives saved by frontal airbags. Since 1995, speed limits have gradually...
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Understanding Liability in Swimming Pool Accidents
Understanding Liability in Swimming Pool Accidents
In children ages one to four, drowning is the number one cause of death in injury-related cases. Swimming pools pose the highest risk for submersion injuries among these children. When accidents take place in a public, private, or personal swimming pool, the pool's owner may be held liable; premises liability...
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One Killed, More Injured in Two Overnight Crashes
One Killed, More Injured in Two Overnight Crashes
One person is dead and four others were injured in two separate overnight accidents in Phoenix on June 9. Officials are still investigating an early morning head-on accident reported at 29th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Three people were taken to the hospital and both drivers, a 46-year-old man and...
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Injuries in Meatpacking Industry are Underreported
Injuries in Meatpacking Industry are Underreported
Although injuries have diminished in the meat and poultry field, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that safety dangers are more insidious than they appear and workers are at great risk of serious injuries. Congressional Democrats requested that the GAO conduct a study to assist the Occupational Safety and Health...
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Tire Failure More Likely During Hot Summer Months
Tire Failure More Likely During Hot Summer Months
The Phoenix area is already experiencing excessive heat with record-breaking temperatures expected over the weekend. AAA Arizona has reminded drivers to check their vehicle's fluids before each trip to avoid the possibility of a breakdown during a hot day. It will also be increasing its fleet this weekend by 20...
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Car Crashes into Apartment Building on McDowell Road
Car Crashes into Apartment Building on McDowell Road
One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a Phoenix apartment building in the early morning hours of May 31. Police had tried to pull over the driver at 27th Avenue and Thomas Road for a faulty light, but he continued to flee. Police stopped chasing him before the...
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AAA Expects 38 Million Travelers During Holiday Weekend
AAA Expects 38 Million Travelers During Holiday Weekend
AAA is estimating that 38 million people will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend; it is the second highest Memorial Day travel estimated since 2005. Likely brought on by low gas prices, about 700,000 more people will travel this year compared to last. AAA estimates that Americans have saved more...
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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increasing Across the State
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increasing Across the State
So far in 2016, motorcycle accident deaths are on the rise in Arizona, climbing four percent over last year. Nearly 17 percent of all fatal traffic accidents this year have involved motorcycles. The Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation is focusing their efforts on improving safety throughout the year. The...
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